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"Zygomite" redirects here. For other uses, see Zygomite (disambiguation).
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Mutated zygomites are monsters that appear as Fungi until provoked (Pick Fungi) that require level 57 Slayer to damage. They resemble giant mushrooms, and are only found in Zanaris, near the Cosmic altar (level 65), or near the furnace (level 58). To kill one a player needs to reduce it to below 300 life points then players use fungicide spray on it to kill it, which is available from any slayer master. The fungicide spray must be reloaded every ten kills, and the reloads can be bought from the slayer master at the same time. Fungicide canisters fully reload the fungicide spray. Players cannot sell the spray or reloads back to the slayer master afterward, so only buy what is needed.

Zygomites can be occasionally assigned as an optional Slayer Challenge by Chaeldar. If you accept the challenge, she will tell you to use an experimental spray on them for tests, and you must bring back the results to her when you're finished. She will reward you with 10,000 Slayer experience and 25 Slayer points.

Strengths and weaknesses

Fungi

Zygomites mostly use magical melee attacks which consist of a headbutt that does up to 88 life points, but they occasionally use more powerful magical ranged attacks by shooting spores, with a max hit of around 140. Dragonhide armour is not recommended while fighting them, as although the high Magic defence will reduce the chance of them hitting you, you will hardly get a hit on them, so melee armour and a slashing weapon are critical. If praying against their attacks, Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles is recommended, as their ranged attacks are stronger and more accurate than their melee attacks.

When its remaining life points are around 10 to 20, use the fungicide spray on it in order to destroy it. If life points are not low enough and a player uses the fungicide spray, the zygomite will not be killed but one use of the fungicide spray will be expended.

Slayer Challenge

Enraged mutated zygomite
Healed mutated zygomite
Enraged fungi

After a player has performed several slayer tasks for Chaeldar, she will occasionally offer a special task in place of a regular slayer task. The player can decline to take the special task without penalty. If the player accepts the special task, completing the task:

  • Earns 10,000 extra slayer experience.
  • Earns 25 Slayer points.
  • Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, which is used for Slayer points. Does NOT count as task completed if it is a 10th or 50th task to be completed, meaning the player can safely complete the challenge without forfeiting their consecutive task bonus.

Chaeldar's special task is for the player to test an experimental fungicide spray against ten Mutated zygomites and survive to return to her and tell her the results of the test. The player uses the spray in place of the normal Fungicide spray, when the zygomite the player is attacking has been reduced to 20 life points or less. When applied, the experimental spray will have one of the following effects, chosen randomly:

  • "The experimental spray has sent the zygomite into a furious rage!" The zygomite temporarily turns red, heals a bit, and attacks faster. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has healed the zygomite!" The zygomite temporarily turns green and its life points are restored to maximum. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has killed the zygomite!" The zygomite is killed.

Note that the challenge is only complete when the player returns to Chaeldar and speaks to her; simply killing 10 zygomites with the experimental spray does not finish the task. The spray cannot be used to kill more than the required 10 zygomites.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
AshesAshes1Always107

Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon848
Law runeLaw rune10–50Uncommon4,220–21,100
Earth runeEarth rune15Uncommon330
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–6Common318–1,908
Barley seed 5Barley seed1Uncommon17
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon45
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon232
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon47
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon44
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,636
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon591
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon153
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon40
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon10
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon133
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,309
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon9,036
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed3Uncommon24
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore1–3Uncommon59–177
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Uncommon156
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare14,792
Yanillian seed 5Yanillian seed1Rare37
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Rare8
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare815
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Rare1,530–4,590
Marigold seed 5Marigold seed1Rare147
Woad seed 5Woad seed1Rare60
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon348
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon745
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon960
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon58
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,866
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,439
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,604
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,573
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,978
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,237
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Uncommon2,602
Steel 2h swordSteel 2h sword1Uncommon1,825
Mithril full helmMithril full helm1Rare2,187
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare20,892
Mithril gauntletsMithril gauntlets1Rare1,145
Coins 250Coins44; 64; 102; 220; 302; 343; 400Uncommon44–400
SupercompostSupercompost1–3 (noted)Uncommon457–1,371
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1–3Uncommon2,799–8,397
ClayClay1Uncommon462
FungicideFungicide1CommonNot sold

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common338
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common742
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,280
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,748
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,423
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,035–628,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,370
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,849
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare869,580–1,062,820
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,670–1,326,930
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,970–437,716
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,820–51,496
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common27,000–33,000
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare351,360–429,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,400–139,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,860–27,940
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,800–27,200
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare229,500–280,500
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare106,650–130,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,587
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon346,320–423,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon129,150–157,850
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,155–195,745
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon110,115–134,585
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,312–4,928
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,424–5,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,308
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare287,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common31,050–37,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,035–12,265
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon306,900–375,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,010–284,790
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare8,739

Trivia

  • The name Zygomite is probably based on the phylum of fungi: Zygomycota, though these fungi do not produce mushrooms.
  • If players try and attack something else while you are still in combat, instead of the usual "I'm already under attack" message, the message box will display "There's a rather large mushroom monster trying to attack you at the moment. Maybe you should deal with it first."
  • If a frog or other Zanaris event happens during battle, the Zygomite will keep attacking you with a "thump" sound (melee attack) without any hitsplats, but will still be doing damage while you can't attack it until the event leaves. This may be a glitch.
  • Once a Zygomite's life points reach zero (before fungicide is used to kill it), its ranged attack will continue to inflict damage, but its melee attack will no longer inflict damage. This may be a glitch.
  • If another player picks one of the fungi and runs away and another player is still there, the Zygomite will eventually turn around and start attacking the other player, shouting "I'm coming for you!"
  • Zygomites were originally called Mutated Zygomites before the Zanaris update. This was changed back on 21 February 2011.
  • If you're fighting a Zygomite and you run away while there are no other players around it, it will return to its original fungus form but will still move around so it looks like a little moving mushroom. This is a glitch, and has not been fixed yet.
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